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first beATL cafe today


What a remarkable entrance!  Since beATL’s launch on July 7th, five (5) different Belgian-related activities (for Atlanta and its surroundings alone!) were posted: 2 concerts, 1 dinner, 1 exhibit and the first Belgian Café …

During the month of July, the blog was viewed 1331 times and it welcomed 425 visitors averaging 53 views per day!   In addition, the blog has now 81 groupies.  beATL has also infested Facebook (group), LinkedIn (group), Google+ and Twitter(@be_atl)…

Be part of this healthy beATL outbreak:

  • rush over today starting at 6.30 pm at F&B (RSVP & details) for our first Belgian Café
  • save the date : Monday September 8th for our first Belgian Mondays(replaces the First Thursday)
  • save the date: Sunday September 21st for the first beATL-Time (Beetle Time)
  • take the short easy survey
  • and follow the blog for crusty news

Spread the word and help your beATL grow!

Cheers, proost, santé!  See y’ll tomorrow!

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First Belgian Café by beATL


Reinstating the monthly tradition, our first Belgian Café, under beATL’s umbrella, will be held at a very special place.  A place that I just discovered even if its Chef has been around Atlanta for quite a long while.  So those who have been here ‘forever’ will know who I am talking about: Philippe Haddad.  Philippe, from Belgian origins, jump started his culinary career by attending the renown Hotelschool Ter Duinen in Koksijde.  He is now orchestrating the kitchen at F&B, which stands for “Food and Beverage”, a two-year old rustic neighborhood bistro offering French Belgian-inspired cuisine, hand-selected wines and craft cocktails.  On Thursday August 7th, beATL will have a dedicated area where will be able to gang around.   A RSVP would be so much appreciated so we can give them a headcount.

To conclude, here are some thoughts for your palate:  the mussels of course (4 versions), the authentic Belgian fries (with béarnaise or mayo), the braised rabbit (a recipe of Granny Haddad), steak frites and the fabulous filet américain (steak tartare)… In season add also the white asparagus to those highlights!   And fyi, the dessert’s first choice: Belgian waffles …

beATL [bētl] is excited to meet you all at our first gathering spot!  Spread the word around our community, follow our blog to be kept posted, don’t hesitate to comment below, send us your suggestions… Do not remain silent!

  • When: Thursday August 7th
  • Time: from 6.30 pm
  • Address:  3630 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30326 | (404) 254-1797
  • Parking: complimentary valet parking (there is also a self parking option ($4/hour))
I took my own picture but F&B's is so much better!

I took my own picture but F&B’s is so much better!

Belgian Artisanal Spirits Dinner


Nikolai’s Roof will host a four-course dinner paired with cocktails based on liqueurs from our famous Belgian Distillerie de Biercée on Thursday July 17th at 7 PM.  Dinner guests will enjoy learning more about these small-batch spirits, which have just recently become available in Georgia!  The cost is $65 per person, excluding tax and gratuity.  Seating for this special evening is limited and reservations should be made by calling (404) 221-6362.

The Distillerie de Biercée, hidden behind its 16th century walls, is located in Ragnies (Thuin, Belgium) and has been distilling since 1946.  Its  top quality eaux-de-vie and liqueurs are produced seasonally based on the fruits available.  They are made exclusively from unsprayed fresh fruit and are guaranteed free from artificial flavourings, preservatives and colorants.  Their top sellers are: Eau de VilléeNoir dʼIvoire and Poire Williams N°1,

The Distillery offers guided tours, organize private & corporate events and wouldn’t be complete without a brasserie-restaurant and a shop/e-shop.

The Biercée Distillery

Source: The Biercée Distillery